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Skagway School (demolished) – Skagway AK

Date added: January 14, 2014

The city of Skagway’s website describes its now-destroyed Depression-era school: “[The] Women’s Club raises $25,000 from Territory and $24,500 from federal Works Progress Administration to build a new school. It … [lies] behind the old one at State and 11th.”… read more

Campbell House – Palmer AK

Date added: November 19, 2013

This 1935 Colony House was built as part of the New Deal resettlement program that brought colonists from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to Palmer Alaska in 1935. The building has recently been restored and accepted to the National Register of… read more

Post Office Mural – Wrangell AK

Date added: October 6, 2012

The historic post office in Wrangell, Alaska houses an example of New Deal artwork: “Old Town in Alaska,” commissioned by the federal Treasury Section of Fine Arts. Austin Mecklem and Marianne Appel (husband and wife) painted the Wrangell mural in… read more

Federal Building Mural – Anchorage AK

Date added: October 6, 2012

“The most significant interior space is the original federal district courtroom on the first floor. This room retains its original stained walnut wainscot and benches, and features an oil-on-canvas mural titled ‘Alaskan Landscape’ behind the judge’s bench. The mural was… read more

Mount Edgecumbe Trail and Cabin – Sitka AK

Date added: July 28, 2012

“Mount Edgecumbe can be easily ascended in a day hike. Although finding marine transportation from the nearby town of Sitka to Kruzof Island is often the biggest obstacle, once hikers reach the island and the Mt. Edgecumbe’s trailhead of Fred’s… read more

Tree Point Alaska Lighthouse

Tree Point Lighthouse – Ketchikan AK

Date added: December 2, 2011

“Among the many lighthouses designed and erected by the technical staff of the Bureau of Lighthouses is the one at Tree Point, Alaska, which is an interesting example of this type of work. The machinery equipment building forms the base… read more

Five Finger, Alaska Lighthouse

Five Finger Lighthouse – Hobart Bay AK

Date added: December 2, 2011

"This lighthouse stands on an island approximately 750 by 190 feet in size and Is midway between Stephens Passage and Frederick Sound. The tower, surmounted by a lantern, rises from a rectangular base which contains a combination living room and… read more